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The Next Karate Kid (1994)

 -  Action | Drama | Family  -  12 August 1994 (USA)
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Mr. Miyagi is back and he takes a new pupil under his wing; a troubled adolescent girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sgt. Kesuke Miyagi (as Noriyuki "Pat" Morita)
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Col. Dugan
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Louisa Pierce
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Eric McGowen
Arsenio 'Sonny' Trinidad ...
Abbot (as Arsenio Trinidad)
Michael Cavalieri ...
Ned
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Charlie (as Walt Goggins)
Jim Ishida ...
Tall Monk
Rodney Kageyama ...
Monk
Seth Sakai ...
Buddhist Monk
Eugene Boles ...
Mr. Harold Wilkes
Keena Keel ...
School Clerk
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Gabe
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Morgan (as Tom Downey)
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During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path. Written by Matthias Scheler <tron@lyssa.owl.de>

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It's ancient wisdom against teenage spunk. 1,000 years of karate tradition is about to get a kick in the pants. See more »


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Rated PG for violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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12 August 1994 (USA)  »

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The Karate Kid Part IV  »

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$8,751,228 (USA)
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The Karate Kid (1984) made $90.8 million, The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) grossed $115.1 million and The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) earned a disappointing $38.9 million. Nevertheless the studio was keen to continue the franchise, though its $8.9 million take effectively killed the prospects of any further films. After a sufficient lapse of years, the 2010 remake took $171.8 million at the box office. See more »

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During Julie's fight with Ned that she doesn't actually touch him when he goes down. See more »

Quotes

Julie Pierce: [Julie's babysitting three VERY active boys] What are you doing here?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi: Miyagi figure children no have enough toys, so bring more. Nerf balls, flying discs, all kinds good stuff. You just have fun.
Julie Pierce: Have fun? Miyagi, they don't need any more toys, they need three child-sized straight jackets!
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I Think I'm In Trouble
Written by Kevin Calhoun, Matt Noble & Shelly Peiken
Performed by Exposé
Courtesy of Artista Records, Inc.
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Held up to the legend.....
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Growing up as of child of the movies, one of the trilogies I shall not soon forget is that of the Karate Kid. You can put down Ralph / Daniel all you want, but its the message behind the movies that are important, that its important to be respectful to all creatures great and small, but stand up for yourself when the time calls for it. Getting back to the movie at hand, its rather funny because, I saw Boys Don't Cry and was really impressed with the performance of Hillary Swank, and in flipping through the sea of channels the other night, I came across the showing of this film and I hadn't realized at the time of my first viewing of this movie that she was in it. The story centers around Julie, just like Daniel, not knowing where to fit in or if she even wants to fit in and the master teacher is brought in to help straighten her out and guide her. I really liked this addition to the series as it gave a good feminine side to the story and yes, even some outfits that Hillary were in kept me, shall we say stimulated.

Overall 3.5 out of 5


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